RED CROSS, REACH-OUT OFFERING A RE-CONNECTION WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin have teamed up to offer a free workshop for military families. The “Communicating Clearly Workshop” is for service members, veterans and their families. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Communicating clearly is the focus of this family rebuilding workshop. Valuable

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HEAT WAVE IS COMING; PREPARE YOURSELF

With temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees by Sunday, the county health officer has issued a heat advisory for portions of San Bernardino county. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. Cooling centers are the Yucca

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TIPS TO AVOID CHILD HEAT STROKE

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Reporter Dan Stork says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat…

Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses that

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MARINES JOIN WITH BRITS, CANADIANS IN MAJOR JOINT EXERCISE ON COMBAT CENTER

The United States Marine Corps, along with Canadian and British armed forces, are taking part in Large Scale Exercise 15 aboard the Combat Center, through August 20. The exercise is conducted at the brigade level with both West and East coast Marine Corps units who are using live-fire maneuver elements.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE, REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES

The federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students at school. There are several ways that public school students can qualify. Reporter Sara Snyder outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program…

Households that receive food stamps or CalWORKS may not have to complete a

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SEVEN CITED IN STING TARGETING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for—or selling it to—minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy

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AUDITIONS FOR THE “ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is holding open auditions tonight for the smash hit musical, “The Addams Family.” Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds you how to prepare…

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. veteran director, Kathryn Ferguson will cast 12-14 male and 7-10 female musical comedy performers in “The Addams Family.” Come dressed to move for

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PIONEER DAYS THEME IS “A SALUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVE”

Planning is already underway for this October’s annual “Pioneer Days” celebration in Twentynine Palms. A special citizen’s committee, under the leadership of Mary Jane Binge, have already announced the special theme and feature for this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest… The theme for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer

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SCHOOL BOARD IN SELF-HELP MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will meet in a special work/study session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the conference room at District Headquarters, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. The Board will discuss how it does its work, including, effective board research; discussion of procedures

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YUCCA MESA GROUP TO GO ON FIELD TRIP TO “SKY'S THE LIMIT”

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a field trip to Sky’s the Limit Observatory in Twentynine Palms on Saturday, August 15. Bring chairs, drinks, jackets, snacks, and flashlights. A suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members is requested. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center and be

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAILURE TO YIELD AND FOOT PURSUIT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Wednesday following a brief foot pursuit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Wayne Greer was patrolling near Indian Trail and Morongo Road about 2 p.m. when he saw a green Camaro traveling eastbound on Indian Trail at more than 70 miles per hour. When

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT RESTARTS COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE PROTECTION: PART 2

As it did three years ago, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted to start a process for San Bernardino County Fire to take over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Dan Stork explains what’s different this time, in two parts. Yesterday, he gave the meat of the

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STAR PARTY AT SKY'S THE LIMIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 8. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, the Lagoon nebula and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT VOTES TO ANNEX FIRE PROTECTION TO THE COUNTY, PART 1 OF 2

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to initiate the LAFCO procedure for annexation of fire protection services to the San Bernardino County Fire District. A similar decision three years ago fell apart when County Fire said the $80 per property tax that it would

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” MUSICAL AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 is holding open auditions for the smash hit musical comedy, “The Addams Family.” Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to prepare… Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson is seeking performers for the musical, “The Addams Family.” The story of the familiar family has an original twist: Wednesday wants to get

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

Reach Out Morongo Basin, a non-profit organization that serves seniors and the disabled, is looking for people to join its board of directors as a treasurer and members at large. Applicants for treasurer should have a background in accounting and have experience with Quickbooks. Directors volunteer a few hours a

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YOUTH SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Park and Rec Department is accepting registrations for youth volleyball and soccer. Children in grades 4 through 8 may register for volleyball through September 8; children ages 4 to 14 may register for soccer through September 9. Registrations will be taken Monday through Friday from 1 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER MEETS TONIGHT ON FUTURE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting tonight to consider annexation of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department to San Bernardino County. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the agenda … Tonight at 5 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of directors will hold a special meeting.

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UPDATE: WIDESPREAD VERIZON OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED

As of 3:53 this afternoon, it appears that all cellular and internet services, emergency services, as well as ATMs and credit card networks are back online. According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning.

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DAMAGED TRUNKLINE IN PALM SPRINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR WIDESPREAD CELLULAR OUTAGE

According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning. This is affecting all Verizon landline and cell service, including 911. The San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services is in the process of making arrangements

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